Fox News Issues a Non-apology for insulting Canadian Forces in Afghanistan

March 25, 2009 at 7:29 am | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

US vets also unimpressed with Fox’s insult of Canadian Troops:

They’re also unimpressed with Fox’s Suck ass non-apology, as is:

  • Red ToryTranslation: Sorry if you misunderstood what I said and got all offended by it for some reason.
  • the rev. paperboy @ Galloping Beaver – What exactly did we “misunderstand” about this festival of dumbassery?
  • Andrew Steele @ globeandmail.com: Fox News knows how large a segment of their viewers are current or former service personnel. They know how toxic this story could be for their ratings. Fox may have already put their nose up and sniffed the wind. Witness: Red Eye doesn’t seem to be on the schedule for tonight.
  • scarce @ Crooks and Liars

    The Canadian government demanded and got an apology from Fox News host Greg Gutfeld today. In a terse e-mail statement, Gutfeld wrote:

    “The March 17th episode of Red Eye included a segment discussing Canada’s plan for a ‘synchronized break,’ which was in no way an attempt to make light of troop efforts,” host Greg Gutfeld said in a statement issued Monday.

    “However, I realize that my words may have been misunderstood. It was not my intent to disrespect the brave men, women and families of the Canadian military, and for that I apologize. Red Eye is a satirical take on the news, in which all topics are addressed in a lighthearted, humorous and ridiculous manner.”

    However, earlier in the day a Twitter update from @GregGutfeld read,

    “My apologies to the Canadian military, they probably could at least beat the Belgians.”

    Once an a-hole always an a-hole, eh Greg?

And what does Moose think? I didn’t read the apology for the same reason I didn’t watch the video in the first place. Nothing on Fox News is worth my attention. It’s only the reaction to the video and subsequent non-apology that is worth reporting, eh.

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